Amesbury Foodbank is opening in the Amesbury Community & Visitors Centre on Flower Lane from Monday 5th February.

When you face a crisis, which can happen to any one of us, it is vital that you can access the support you need as soon as possible. That’s why we are now available to give out Food Parcels to people holding a voucher every week day from 2-4pm. In addition we hold further information on other services of support and are happy to chat about these over a cup of tea or coffee if you would like. Lucy Duffy the Foodbank Manager says “This is an opportunity to get the help needed without travel cost and in a welcoming environment where volunteers are trained to provide signposting in a professional and confidential manner”.

A big thank you to the Town Council and shop staff for enabling us to help others.

Please note if you would like to donate Food there is a collection point at Amesbury Tesco. If you need help from us you can get a voucher from welfare services such as Wiltshire Council, GP Surgery, CAB, School, Children’s Centre and Housing Association – see our website for more details salisbury.foodbank.org.uk

Wiltshire Council

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: A345 (Part), Upavon / Enford / Netheravon (Ref: TTRO 5205)

Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

A345 (Part), Upavon / Enford / Netheravon; from its junction with A342 Devizes Road, Upavon to its junction with Mill Road, Netheravon.

To enable: Eurovia to undertake works for carriageway resurfacing, surface dressing and road markings.

Alternative route: via A345 (unaffected length) – A342 – A338 – A303 and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 12 March 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 15 March 2018. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Steve Hawkins (Eurovia) on 07834503477.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

8 March 2018

A303 Stonehenge Amesbury to Berwick Down Public Consultation:  Thursday 8th February to Friday 6th April 2018

What’s this all about?

This is about Highways England’s proposals to upgrade the A303 past Stonehenge between Amesbury and Berwick Down to a dual two-lane carriageway.

In September 2017 we announced the preferred route for the scheme following a public consultation in early 2017.

Since then we have developed the scheme further and would now welcome your views on our proposals.

Why is the scheme needed? The section of the road past Stonehenge currently experiences double the traffic it was designed for, and flows are even higher during the summer resulting in major delays on the A303 and rat-running through local villages.

What’s the plan?

The scheme is approximately 8 miles (nearly 13km) long and comprises the following key elements:

  • A bypass to the north of Winterbourne Stoke with a viaduct over the Till valley
  • A new junction between the A303 and A360 to the west of and outside the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site, replacing the existing Longbarrow roundabout
  • A twin-bore tunnel at least 1.8 miles (2.9 km) long past Stonehenge
  • A new junction between the A303 and A345 at the site of the existing Countess roundabout

How do I get involved?

Come along to one of our public information events to meet the project team, ask questions and view more details of our proposed scheme. 

Let us know your views

The consultation runs until 23:59 on Friday 6 April 2018 and is open to everyone. We look forward to hearing your views. You can respond:

  • Via our scheme website: www.highways.gov.uk/A303Stonehenge/consultation
  • By emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • By posting your response to Freepost A303 STONEHENGE CONSULTATION

If you wish to phone us, please call 0300 123 5000

Location Date Time

Antrobus House

39 Salisbury Road, Amesbury SP4 7HH

Friday 9th February 2018 1400 - 2000
Saturday 10th February 2018 1100 - 1700

Kennet Valley Village Hall (Avebury) 

Overton Road, Lockeridge Marlborough

SN8 4EL

Thursday 22nd February 2018 1400 - 2000

Warminster Civic Centre

Sambourne Road, Warminster BA12 8LB

Friday 23rd February 2018 1400 - 2000

Shrewton Village HAll

Recreation Ground, The Hallow, Shrewton

SP3 4JY

Saturday 24th February 2018 1100 - 1700

The Laverton Hall

Bratton Road, Westbury, BA13 3EN

Tuesday 27th February 2018 1400 - 2000

Mere Lecturn HAll

Salisbury Street, Mere,  BA12 6HA

Thursday 1st March 2018 1400 - 2000

The Guildhall, Salisbury

The Market Place, Salisbury SP1 1JH

Saturday 3rd March 2018 1100 - 1700

Society of Antiquaries

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE

Thursday 8th March 2018 1200 - 2000

The Manor Barn

High Street, Winterbourne Stoke, SP3 4SZ

Friday 9th March 2018 1400 - 2000
Saturday 10th March 2018 1100 - 1700

Avon Valley College

Recreation Road, Durrington SP4 8HH

Tuesday 13th March 2018 1400 - 2000

Larkhill Primary School

Wilson Road, Larkhill, SP4 8QB

Wednesday 14th March 2018 1600 - 2030

Antrobus House

39 Salisbury Road, Amesbury SP4 7HH

Friday 23rd March 2018 1400 - 2000

 

 

Wiltshire Council

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: A3028 Double Hedges (Part), Bulford (Ref: TTRO 5146)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

A345 (Part), Netheravon Road, Durrington / Figheldean; from its junction with Clover Lane to its junction with High Street.

To enable: Eurovia to undertake works for carriageway resurfacing, surface dressing and road markings. 

Alternative route: via A345 (unaffected length) - A342 - A338 - A303 and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 7th March 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 9 March 2018. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Steve Hawkins (Eurovia) on 07834503477

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

1st March 2018

The Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Andrew Williams presented 2 Community Awards for 2018 to Brian White and Mick Pattenden.

Brain White was given his Community Award for his service to the Amesbury Cricket Club:

- Brian joined Amesbury C.C. in 1965, and has thus been a member for more than 50 years.

Brian captained Amesbury C.C. during the 1980’s and 1990’s, and has acted as; Committee member, Treasurer and Fixture Secretary to Amesbury C.C. during his 50 year association with the club.

Brian has looked after, prepared and maintained the cricket square since the 1990’s at Bonnymead Park, initially with a pull along roller, then a single drum roller, and finally with an ex-road roller affectionately known as “Herbie”.

- Brian has looked after the new cricket square at Centennial Park since its inception in 2013, with the use of “Roger” the roller.

The upkeep of both cricket squares, is a time consuming and regular commitment, which involves winter maintenance and preparation, in order for things to be ready for the summer months of playing on a true surface. The actual marking out of the wicket, and boundary is a regular summer job, with games being played at the rate of three or four a week, during the peak of the season. On average that works out at a time commitment of more than 10 hours every week.

Brian has always encouraged everyone to play the game of cricket, with an emphasis on the younger generation.

- Brian still receives the same “payment” as when he offered to help in the first place; - “For the love of the sport and for the Cricket players of Amesbury”.

 Mick Pattenden was given his Community Award for:

- years of work for The Royal British Legion, he regularly picks up the collection boxes around the area and counts the money. This he has done for many years and has received a National Award for work with The Royal British Legion.

- selling poppies at Remembrance Time and is a regular attendee in the parade.

- regularly litter picking in the Butterfield Down area.

 

Wiltshire Council

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: A3028 Double Hedges (Part), Bulford (Ref: TTRO 5146)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

A3028 Double Hedges (Part), Bulford; from its junction with Amesbury Road for a distance of approximately 1.42km in a westerly direction.

To enable: Chasetown Civil Engineering Ltd to undertake works for a new entrance into development site and to connect utilities.

Alternative route: via Amesbury Road – Bulford Road – Bulford Droveway – Milston Road – Salisbury Road – A3028 Double Hedges (unaffected length) and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 19 February 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 18 March 2018. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact David Hallahan (Chasetown Civil Engineering Ltd) on 01543682564.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

15 February 2018 

The new cemetery now official known as Stockport Avenue Cemetery, Amesbury, was consecrated by the Bishop Edward of Ramsbury.  The ceremony which involved consecrating all corners of the plots and an official signing.

 

The Mayor of Amesbury Charity Gala Evening in aid of the Mayor's chosen charity - Amesbury & Boscombe Down Link Scheme on Saturday 14th October 2017.

 

Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Andrew Williams and Mayoress Alison Williams, hosted a Charity Gala Evening for 90 guests on Saturday, 14th October 2017 at Antrobus House, Amesbury.  The guests, primarily from the community of Amesbury and those from the local business community, enjoyed a delicious 4 course dinner, supplied by JRH Catering, whilst being entertained by the extremely talented violinist Liz Lipscombe and amazed by the tricks of magician Matt Lock.  Guests entered into the spirit of the occasion by keenly taking part in the silent auction and raffle, with the additional impromptu auction thrown in.  The events was held in aid of the Mayor's Charity of the year, The Amesbury and Boscombe Down Link Scheme.  Winston Pyle, representing the scheme, explained to the guests what the service provides to the local community, so they could understand how their generosity would help.  He also told them how more volunteer drivers are desperately needed and a few potential new volunteers even came to light on the night.

During the evening a cheque presentation was also made to the Mayor on behalf of the KAD group for over £1400 raised by the group to provide a defibrillator at Archers Gate, which will be installed at the Generous George.

The Gala Evening raised an amazing £2542 for the Amesbury and Boscombe Down Link Scheme and will be added to the total to be presented to the scheme at the end of the Mayoral year.  The Mayor and Mayoress would like to thank everyone who attended and all the local businesses and individuals who donated items for the auction and raffle, alongside anyone else who helped in any way towards the evening, without whose generosity the event would not have been such a great success. 

 

A huge well done to all the groups and organisations who took part in the 2017 Remembrance Parade through the town and for the large number of spectators/supporters who came along to watch.  Thankfully the rain held off for the parade and service.

Well done to all the members Amesbury Branch of the Royal British Legion who once again organised the event.

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Cllr Andy Williams, who’s chosen charity for his year in office is The Amesbury and Boscombe Down Link Scheme. Andy kicked off the appeal with a parachute jump. The tandem jump with The Red Devils parachute display team took place on the 5th of July. Andy said this was totally amazing and I can't thank the Red Devils enough for making it so easy.

Andy also said I chose the Link Scheme for all the outstanding work that the volunteers do in the community. The countless trips to hospitals, doctors or shopping, for those less fortunate to be able to take themselves for what ever reasons, is a service that has become very essential. Also the Link Scheme now have the new minibus which can take up to two people in wheelchairs, which is a great asset to the community and I hope any monies raised will help go to the on-going cost of running the service.  

To date the jump has raised over £1200 and is a great start to the appeal. Andy would like to thank everybody who has donated and if anybody to wishes to give a donation they can through the Community & Visitors Centre at 2 Flower Court, Flower Lane Amesbury.

Further events are taking part to help raise money for the appeal, with a Mayor’s BBQ and a Gala Dinner later in the year.

 

  

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Contact Amesbury Town Council

Amesbury Clerk, Amesbury Town Council,
2 Flower Court,
Flower Lane,
Amesbury,
SP4 7JE

Phone: 01980 622999
Email: amesburyclerk@btconnect.com

 

The Bowman Centre: 01980 623700
Email:bowmancentre@hotmail.com